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Caliban reveal “Intoxicated” video from 2018 album

Posted by Metal Riot on Friday, February 9, 2018 at 2:44 PM (PST)

Caliban are excited to reveal their new album, Elements, will be released on April 6 via CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS. The band have unveiled the first single,”Intoxicated”, with an energetic music video which can be seen below.With ElementsCALIBAN brought back long-time collaborator—who’s been working with the band since 2007’s The Awakening—and studio wizard Benny Richter to co-produce with Görtz at his Nemesis Studios. CALIBAN also hired on Germany-based Andy Posdziech (Any Given Day) and buddy Sebastian ‘Sushi’ Biesler (Eskimo Callboy), as well as Australia-based Callan Orr (Dream On, Dreamer) to assist in the recording process. Elements was mixed by Görtz and mastered by Olman Viper (who previously worked with the band on I Am Nemesis (2012), Ghost Empire (2014), and Gravity (2016)).

The production on Elements was pretty different, says Görtz. “The instrumental side of the production was produced by me, Andy, and Callan. Then, Benny and myself worked on fine-tuning the music. The vocals, however, were produced by Benny, with Sushi acting as a vocal coach. We wanted Benny to focus on the vocals and the vocal production. Getting them right was very important to us.

The band commented on he album’s cover artwork, as seen featured above, stating:

We used the elements Earth, Air, Fire, and Water as symbols for realization, ideas, power, and emotion. These symbols inspire us to continue to do what we love the most, which is to create, evolve, and be inspired by our music. And these elements directly correspond to the cover art, which was done by Marcel Gadacz (Dream On, Dreamer). He did the art for Gravity, so we’re happy to have him back.

Pre-order “Elements” digitally HERE.
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Avenged Sevenfold skipping The Grammys actually matters a lot

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 11:48 PM (PST)

News broke this week that hard rockers Avenged Sevenfold, by far one of the biggest names in rock with appeal across a decent age spread, are skipping this year’s Grammy Awards. Turns out that yet again the awards show is shitting on rock, even though hard rock is one of the most populist art forms and deserves respect. Rock n roll is the foundation, baby. WTF! They think there is no correlation between shutting out a genre from a program that millions watch and an effect on album sales?

I’m sorry but a lot of people are sheeple and will get caught up in hype so even if you don’t think, say, August Burns Red is as metal as Mangled Goat Orifice or Borknagar or whoever you think should have gotten nominated in the rock song or metal categories, having a real hard rock or metalcore or thrash band nominated can be a huge gateway to sales for heavier genres.

A7X was nominated for their first Grammy this year, getting a nod in the “Best Rock Song” category for “The Stage.” They were less than stoked that the award would only be part of the pre show and not even televised and rightfully are telling the awards show to go fuck themselves. I think it is one of the coolest things the band has ever done with their platform and sends a good message to fans to stand up for what you value. Whether you like them or not it sends a message.

This is a band that has been direct support for fuckin’ Metallica. Legacy acts like Slayer and other big metal bands are retiring. Not everyone can pull of a Guns N Roses Not In This Lifetime Tour, y’know? If we don’t have the mainstream supporting at all, the underground will endure but it sure as hell isn’t easy for bands to last without a lot of luck to go with their pluck. Shit, The Grammys never even wanted to support Metallica THEMSELVES in the first place and the band has gone on to outsell tons of shitty acts in other genres who have only lasted a year or two at best. So show some god damn respect, Grammys. Or are you trying to make sure rock is dead?

Other musicians also were dismayed that the emphasis on being as inclusive of rock alongside other genres is being diminished:

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Sleeping Giant release “I Am”, final shows imminent

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, January 26, 2018 at 5:05 AM (PST)

The brand new and final album from Christian metal core act Sleeping Giant I Am is out now!  Check it out now on iTunesAmazonSpotify and our online store.

FINAL SLEEPING GIANT SHOWS:
Jan. 28 – Dallas, TX @ Trees w/ Nothing Left
Feb. 16 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction w/ Advent
Feb. 17 – Pomona, CA @ The Glasshouse – SOLD OUT

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The Devil Wears Prada release “Transit Blues” tour video

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, January 19, 2018 at 3:52 PM (PST)

TDWP fans can now enjoy a sweaty, energetic live video for the title track from the band’s recent Transit Blues effort. The album is one of the group’s most mature, well written and intense efforts. IMO, these dudes have grown a million-fold and found their own identity at this point.

See the clip below.

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Unearth ‘The Oncoming Storm’ Vinyl Re-Issue news

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 3:15 PM (PST)

Pre Orders are now available HERE for a re-issue of Unearth‘s breakout album The Oncoming Storm. The record helped make the band one of the guiding lights of Metalcore in the early 00’s and built on the promise of earlier material soundly. Perhaps the band’s most ‘classic’ early release with fans, Unearth really hit an early career stride with this release by slightly refining their twin guitar attack into a more road tested and deadly professional sound. Nonetheless, it still remains heavy as hell and the band have never broken that pact with fans.

The Oncoming Storm LP re-issue
–180g Black Vinyl
–orange-brown marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – ltd. 300)
–“flame” splattered vinyl (EU exclusive – ltd. 200)
–pumpkin orange marbled vinyl (US exclusive – ltd. 300)
–root beer marbled vinyl (US exclusive – ltd. 300)
–gold / black split vinyl (US exclusive – ltd. 700)

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Threat Signal stream new album ‘Disconnect’ in full

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 9:33 AM (PST)

Threat Signal have returned with their near impervious new smasher Disconnect. You can order the bruising new futuristic groove metal album from Agonia HERE in lots of format options  (we’re kinda digging the lifesaver looking red and blue vinyl). Props to the dudes on a fearsome return. This record really enhances their overall discography and unifies a lot of elements. Some exciting moments, to be sure. RIYL Fear Factory, Soilwork, Linkin Park.

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Metal singer is first openly trans person to win state legislator

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 1:03 PM (PST)

Danica Roem made myself and a lot of other people cry last night when she won a race in VA against an LGBTQ bigot. Metal Riot has two trans writers, myself included, so it was certainly nice to see some national representation turn the tide on hate. Minneapolis even elected their first African American trans woman to city council! We are regular people who just want to live our lives.

Decibel has Roem’s victory speech HERE, in which she actually also thanks metalheads! Metal scribe Kim Kelly has a good profile on Roem you can read HERE as well.

Parker Molloy from Upworthy had one of my favorite reactions on Twitter:

 

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Get down in the dirt with In This Moment’s “Roots” video

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 12:06 AM (PST)

Some people who are more kvlt bag on In This Moment because they are (gasp) melodic and poppy at times, theatrical and very popular. Guess what? They are blowing away acts much bigger than them on the regular and won me over hugely after I finally saw them live. Maria Brink couldn’t possibly be more committed to what she is doing and “Roots” is sure to win more converts as she leads her band in a song of strength and resilience. They put in 100% in presentation, a huge layered rock sound and striking energy and passion. Check out this latest cut from Ritual.

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While we all mourn the end of DEP, the band have some stuff still up their sleeves. Behold the new video for “Limerent Death”, one of the key tracks from grand finale Dissociation ( Note: so far it is a finale, I mean. Ministry made like 3 farewell records after all and now are just basically back so who knows…anything is possible in an age where At The Gates, Quicksand and At The Drive In all have new reunion material). But yeah, whether the band return someday remains to be seen. Meanwhile celebrate their succinct brand of brash bombast HERE.

Vocalist Greg Puciato comments: “So … we could’ve gone the normal route and put a video out before our record came out, but the truth is we were so wiped out from the writing and the recording and the weight of the breakup that we just couldn’t give a shit at the time. Besides, we knew that nothing more conceptual than live footage ever felt right for this song anyway, and at the time, after being off tour for a while … well … there just wasn’t any. So here’s a little something, directed by Oleg Rooz, who lived with us for our last European tour and shot endlessly. It’s only a year after our album came out and about a dozen shows away from the band finale, but hey … fashionably late.”

 

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Lionheart release “Still Bitter Still Cold” video

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, October 16, 2017 at 3:53 PM (PST)

The bros of Lionheart have released a video for their latest slammer “Still Bitter Still Cold”.

 The track comes from the band’s upcoming album Welcome To The West Coast II and premiered with Kerrang! Magazine.

The song title and lyrics are a continuation/tie-in to some of our older material,” says vocalist Rob Watson. “The mid-tempo groove is heavy, dark, and helps tell the story perfectly. This is one of our favorite tracks on the new album and one we really look forward to playing live.

Welcome To The West Coast II is available now for pre-order via Fast Break Records (for US) and BDHW (for EU).

“Still Bitter Still Cold” is live now on Spotify.

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War Of Ages news: Hear a track from ‘Alpha’ now!

Posted by Metal Riot on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 9:09 PM (PST)

The brand new War Of Ages album “Alpha” will be released on December 8.  Check out the first single “Cut Throat” below and help us spread the word to your friends!

Pre-Orders are available now and included Blood and Fire Colored Vinyl, Limited edition screen printed posters by Dave Quiggle, T-Shirts, hats and more!

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All Out War Decibel Flexi Series “Accept No Masters” track streaming

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 6:15 PM (PST)

Call Newburgh’s metallic hardcore outfit All Out War legends/tyrants/veterans or whatever, they still lead the pack. 2017 found the ferocious band recently dropping Give Us Extinction (their sixth mosh fest) to eager fans. Now you can also hear a song “Accept No Masters” from the same sessions as part of the Decibel Flexi Series HERE. Most people are not ready to be unplugged from bad systems and this song underscores the need for new solutions. A cool and eerie intro gives way to a terrifying high speed attack before an insane pit starter mid tempo bash section comes in. It is hard to hear this song without envisioning windmilling crazy people.

Recorded at West West Side Studios with Steve Evetts and mastered by Alan Douches with artwork by Alexandre Goulet, Give Us Extinction is the band’s first full length since 2010’s Into The Killing Fields. It includes a cover of Nausea’s “Cybergod,” and features guest vocals on “Choking On Indifference” and “Cybergod” by Emily Muscara (Straphangers), and on “Carcass Rot” by Michelle Eddison (ex-Starkweather).

 

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Threat Signal deliver forceful new single “Exit The Matrix”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 4:45 PM (PST)

Threat Signal have returned with some long awaited new music. “Exit The Matrix” is the first taste of Disconnect (pre order HERE now!), due out on November 10th worldwide via Agonia Records. Def cool to hear their sound again and there is even a little more progressive edge to the bridge and solo section that were a cool surprise. Not feeling the cleans on this one as much as some of the older stuff, but Jon Howard remains an in charge force on the screams nonetheless. I really do think if Linkin Park moves forward he is literally the only ideal choice for the job.

Anyway, I am gonna go back to enjoying the last few episodes of American Gods that I need to catch up on but this Threat Signal news was absolutely welcome energy that a lot of us were waiting for! Great to have them back.

THREAT SIGNAL – Exit The Matrix (Official Lyric Video)

NEW SONG PREMIERE! Listen to the first single from our long-awaited fourth studio album, "Disconnect", due out on November 10th worldwide via Agonia Records. The track "Exit The Matrix" is available in the form of a lyric video below, or on YouTube, at:https://youtu.be/Kviui27X7RUPRE-ORDER the new album at:CD/BOX/LP/MERCH: https://agoniarecords.com/threatsignaliTunes: http://radi.al/THREATSIGNALBandcamp: https://agoniarecords.bandcamp.com/album/disconnectJon commented: "Well, we made it to album number 4! To say its been a tough ride would be an understatement, but as the shit piles on, we'll keep shovelling that shit off!! So we began writing this album back in 2012, and continued writing over the next 3 years until we were able to hit the studio again. Basically our thought process while writing was to not have an end goal of what the album should sound like. We didn't plan to make a really heavy album, or a melodic album, or take anyone else's input on what we should sound like. We basically just wrote songs with a clear and open mindset until Disconnect grew together. This album ranges from melodic metal, to hard rock, to thrash metal, and even down to a chill acoustic tune, its a roller coaster of a ride while staying true to the Threat Signal sound. You will feel the energy from all of our previous albums plus something new. A big thanks to Agonia records for believing in us and finally getting this album released. Also a HUGE thanks to the fans for sticking with us over the years. I'd like to dedicate our album Disconnect to my fallen friend and former Threat Signal drummer Norm Killeen. May you be jamming with the best of them in the next life!!! Peace and love"."Disconnect" was recorded and produced by Jon Howard and lead guitarist Travis Montgomery. Mixing and mastering were done by Mark Lewis (DevilDriver, Whitechapel, Battlecross, Coal Chamber). Artwork for the album was created by Ludovic Cordelieres of Rusalkadesign (Kamelot).Tracklist:1. Elimination Process2. Nostalgia3. Walking Alone4. Exit The Matrix5. Falling Apart6. Aura7. Betrayal8. To Thine Own Self Be True9. Dimensions10. Terminal Madness11. Eyes Sewn Shut (*BOX CD exclusive)Album formats:- Digipack CD.- Limited BOX (CD + bonus track, poster, patch and sticker).- Regular black LP.- Limited transparent blue/opaque red ("colour in clolour") LP.- Digital.- TS.

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Gideon set for part two of Wage War’s “Deadweight” Tour

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 6:47 PM (PST)

Hardcore faithful Gideon are set for part two of Wage War’s ‘Deadweight ‘Tour along with Varials, Loathe and Oceans Ate Alaska. This will be a high energy tour, for sure.

 

Can't wait for Round 2 with Wage War, Oceans Ate Alaska, Varials and Loathe. Tickets go on sale Friday at noon local. wagewarband.com

Posted by Gideon on Wednesday, September 13, 2017

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“…It’s about moving forward and leaving what’s behind you exactly that, behind you.” – Brock Lindow

 

Everyone sort of recalls the cover art for 36 Crazyfists A Snow Capped Romance the best, perhaps. It is kind of the record art you maybe subtly most associate with the band as far as branding, even though I listen to other albums by them more. But I feel like the NEW artwork for Lanterns sort of fits them as a band the most. The traveler faces the cold and the road ahead but is not overcome by it, a solid metaphor for an inspirational band that has pushed forward no matter what for over two decades as a leading light in grooving, depressive, melodic nu hardcore fusion and hard rock. There was a solid thumbs up from fans for the new track “Death Eater”, which premiered recently at Loudwire .

 

This group just really hits the sweet spot for me as far as cultivating their own sound and path/holding their own no matter what is the current biggest trend. I think they fuckin’ slay year after year.

 

It was great to catch up with vocalist Brock and learn more about the ebb and flow of sadness and motivation that fed one of the strongest releases yet from a band with plenty of good songs under their belts already.

 

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